Newstalk – April 10

On April 10, 2013, in Latest News, by The News Staff

Don’t forget two events happening this weekend. The City of Somerville and Union Square Main Streets invite everyone to the 4th annual “Mayor’s Fitness Challenge,” which will kick off with a celebration and Fitness Fair on Saturday, April 13 at the Somerville High School Field House, 81 Highland Ave.  The Fitness Challenge encourages community members to pledge to embody the Shape Up Somerville motto, “Eat Smart, Play Hard, Move More,” by making smarter food choices and increasing daily physical activity. The kickoff event will be held at the Somerville High School Gymnasium from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on April 13, and all members of the public are invited.

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The second is the city’s 238th annual Patriot’s Day celebration. Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, Ward 1 Alderman Maureen Bastardi, and the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission invite all residents and community members to the city’s 238th annual Patriot’s Day celebration, to be held at Foss Park on Monday, April 15 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Co-sponsored by the Preservation Commission, Historic Somerville, the Somerville Museum, and East Somerville Main Streets, the day’s events will include Colonial games and songs, light refreshments, youth readings, and a visit from Paul Revere on horseback on his historic ride from Boston to Lexington through Somerville.

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Please save the date for the Somerville Pop Warner Banquet this coming Sunday, April 14, 12 Noon-6 p.m. at American Legion Post, 163 Glen Street Somerville. Come and support the kids!

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Also, come and meet and greet with our good friend Congressman Stephen Lynch, Candidate for U.S. Senate this coming Sunday at the American Legion Post located at 163 Glen Street in Somerville. Lynch will attend and address the teams and families of Somerville Pop Warner at 2 p.m. at the Annual Somerville Pop Warner Banquet. The Congressman has also agreed to pose with one of those stunning Somerville Pop Warner “Villen” Football tee shirts that have been floating around the Ville for some time now as well. So don’t miss it!

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Save Tuesday, April 16, for the Somerville Health and Wellness Elders Fair. While you’re there please visit the Lions Club Eye Mobile from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by both the Cambridge and Somerville Lions Clubs, who will be offering free eye exams for all and is open to the public. The fair will take place at the Healey School located at 5 Meacham Street in Somerville.

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Here’s a save the dates for two more fantastic Lions Club community events that they have planed. First, on Sunday, April 28, their Annual Charity Breakfast has transformed into a wonderful catered brunch this year and it is being held at the Mt. Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway in Somerville. Only $15 per person and well worth every cent. This is a “must go” event because you don’t want to miss it. Proceeds from the event go to benefit Lions Club Charities. Tickets will be available at the door or just ask any Lion. At the Lions Brunch the club will be raffling off their famous “Wheelbarrow Full of Cheer” to some lucky winner. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For raffle ticket sales contact Billy Tauro at (617)293-2016.

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The second Lions Club event date to save is Thursday, May 23 for their Annual Somerville Lions Club “A Night of Comedy & Fun” at “Giggles Comedy Club on Rt. 1 South in Saugus. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with three top comedians, raffles and all the pizza and salad that you can eat. All proceeds support Lions Club charities and programs. Tickets are $25 per person and available by contacting Billy Tauro for both tickets and RSVPs.

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Condolences go out to the family of William “Bucky” Heafey who sadly passed away this past weekend. Bucky was a very nice man and was also a past president of the Somerville Lions Club. He was also the owner of the former Cedar Asphalt Co. that was located on Willow Ave. for many years. Bucky will be sadly missed.

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Happy Birthday this week to some of our faithful readers of the Somerville News: We wish the best for Eddy Abate, who turns 82 this week. You can catch him up at Maquon Square DD most days. Happy Birthday to one of Somerville’s finest city employees Steve MacEachern. Steve is a wonderful guy and we wish him all the best. Happy Birthday to Pat Scrima, formerly of the Ville, a popular and nice guy. A newbie into Somerville, we wish a Happy Birthday to our good friend Paul Acciavatti, who got married recently to his wife Michelle. Happy Birthday also to Fernando Fernandes here in Somerville.    Mike Dilulio is celebrating this week too.

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Tonight, Wednesday, 6:30 until 8 p.m. at Casey’s, join East Somerville Main Streets Open House and Volunteer Rally. Join them as they kick off the 2013 calendar. Volunteer opportunities, raffles, appetizers and more. Take part and learn all about the exciting things taking place in East Somerville this year.

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We see that the new Farm Team has another out of town Editor (yes another one—how many is that since Bill Dole?). He appears to be jealous of The News getting the city ads. Maybe if they had done them correctly in the first place and they weren’t so costly the Farm Team would still be getting them. They estimated (the Farm Team again) that the city spent $85K in three years placing ads with The News over the Farm Team. That’s $28K a year well spent ad revenue in our well-read paper over the farm team, with their expensive ad prices. We’re local and we are less expensive, but more importantly we are read by more here in the city. When a legal ad is placed it’s extremely important to get that ad correct, and way too many mistakes have been made on city legal ads over at the Farm Team. So, thankfully, the city has a real local community newspaper that thousands read every week. We remember the major blunder the Journal did to certain city ads not too long ago. Those ads had to rerun and important hearing dates were changed, with money lost. What’s even worse, Mr. New editor (many more will come and go), the Farm misspelled our city’s name not once but several times. Oh, is that an Editor’s job?   We’re proud of the fact that more and more ads come to the most widely read paper here in Somerville and is seen by more for much less. Such a shame a paper with a long and great history here in Somerville, The Journal, has dropped in stature and can’t even be found around the city. And, worst of all, it’s $2. And once you buy it you don’t want to do it again.

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While were still on the subject, were sad to see that the Farm Team has reared its ugly left wing progressive socialist stance once more with the recent column written by, himself, Mr. Brociner. He loves to tell people he is a reporter, doesn’t he? Not quite, Mr. Brociner. You’re a student of Sol Alinsky’s handbook on Rules for Radicals (look it up in Goggle). That B.S. op-ed piece wasn’t a story, but rather you spewing horrible things again. Nothing positive, but always negative. Watch out if you disagree with him. This administration under Joe Curtatone is the most transparent administration since Gene Brune, and we all should know since we remember Gene Brune. Why would a Phoenix reporter consult with Mr. Brociner, who’s not even a journalist, regarding a story that is about crime here in the city? As we used to say in the old days, “B.S.” “B.S.” and “more B.S…”

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Meanwhile back on the page, look for Newstalk to keep you posted on what’s going on here in Somerville. Our political Newstalkers will be out and about bringing the candidates issues and stances in the coming weeks.

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Medford and Somerville children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to attend this year’s Kids’ Day at Tufts University on Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on the Medford/Somerville campus. More than 300 kids typically attend this free, fun-filled day of activities, including kiddy carnival rides, entertainment by Tufts student organizations, game booths, and lunch. Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) and Public Safety staff will be on hand to help ensure the safety of participants. This year’s theme, “Jumbo on the Go!” will feature various games, an animal show, a chemistry presentation and other fun activities. Kids’ Day is presented by the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), Tufts’ largest undergraduate, student-run organization. Founded in 1958, LCS oversees approximately 40 community service groups at Tufts, focusing on issues concerning children, the environment, hunger and homelessness, and health. For almost five decades, Kids’ Day has been the largest community service event at Tufts. To read more about the event online, please visit http://ase.tufts.edu/lcs/kids_day/. For additional information, please e‑mail lcs.kidsday@gmail.com or call 617-627-3780, the Tufts Office of Community Relations, a supporter of Kids’ Day.

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Save the date for the Brown School 6th grade fundraiser at Flatbread/Sacco’s, Tuesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. – closing. The fundraiser will help make sure all students can participate in Nature’s Classroom, a week long camping experience of team-building, math, science and environmental education. Students will get a “slice” of take-out and eat-in profits that night.

 

1 Response » to “Newstalk – April 10”

  1. Happy Birthday, Steve!

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